Apparently, Lighthouses deserve their own day to be celebrated, and today just happens to be that day. Exactly how does one celebrate National Lighthouse Day? Well, I suppose you could just head out to your nearest lighthouse with a picnic lunch and call it a day, but some of us don’t exactly live close enough to the coast to do that. The rest of us landlocked people have to make do in other ways.

Celebrating National Lighthouse Day When You’re Landlocked

  • Gather the kids together and create your own lighthouse. No, I’m not suggesting you build a giant monstrosity in your backyard and tick off all the neighbors, although that would be pretty funny! If you do opt for that method of celebrating, be sure to send pictures! If paying zoning permit fines isn’t your idea of a good time, though, build a mini lighthouse instead. Family Fun’s craft project requires little more than a few plastic cups, some tape, and a battery-operated tea light.
  • Become a member of the United States Lighthouse Society, an organization dedicated to preserving historic lighthouses.
  • Bake a lighthouse cake, like this cute one from CakeCentral. Or, if you’re like me and can’t bake a non-lopsided cake to save your life, just go to pinterest and stare at all the cakes you would make if you had the talent to do so.
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  • Read Karina Halle’s Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1). Hey, not all lighthouses are meant to give you the warm fuzzies! Darkhouse is free on Kindle. If you’re a regular reader of Pretty Opinionated, you already know that the Experiment in Terror series is my absolute favorite series.
  • Impress your friends and family with your knowledge of lighthouse trivia. Coastal Living has some fun facts, including how the first lighthouse was built Alexandria, Egypt in 280 BC.

How are you celebrating National Lighthouse Day? Did you even know it was an actual holiday?